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Encounter 1802-2002: celebrating Flinders' and Baudin's expeditions in search of the 'unknown' southern coast of Australia celebrates the achievements of these epic voyages, and focusses on the sections of their expeditions in the region which later became known as South Australia.

This site contains digitised extracts from materials held in the State Library of South Australia and the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia's collections. It also features images supplied by other organisations of material held in Library collections.

Encounter 1802-2002 site went live on 12 June 2002.


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The Library acknowledges and expresses its appreciation to copyright owners who have given kind permission for reproduction of their material. In particular we thank:

The Advertiser

Alliance Française d'Adelaïde inc.

Paul Brunton, State Library of New South Wales

Christine H. Cornell, translator of The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin … (Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1974)

Fine Art Publishing Pty Ltd, publisher of Art and Australia (link no longer available)

John Ford, Marine Artist

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (London)

National Library of Australia

Natural History Museum (London) and its Online Picture Library

Maurice de Rohan OBE, Agent-General for South Australia in London (link no longer available)

Royal Commonwealth Society (London)

Royal Geographical Society (London), publisher of Geographical

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc

Society for Nautical Research (London), publisher of The Mariner's mirror

The Weekend Australian

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office


Botanical information

Robyn Barker, State Herbarium of South Australia
State Library of South Australia staff

Site design and development

Peter Freeman


Pat Moore


Valerie Sitters,
Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

Research: maps

Merridy Lawlor
Valerie Sitters

Additional research

Alison Beer
Joanne Cook
Anthony Laube

"Trim" teachers' kit

Karen Brandwood
Sharon Bubner

Copyright and permission clearances

Carolyn Spooner


Daniel Planquart

Technical management

Peter Jenkins


David Bigham
John D'Onofrio
Mario Sanchez
Toby Woolley

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